Wednesday 8 July 2015

Review of The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop - Four *


Full of mouth-watering flavours, sunshine and escapist adventure, The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop will delight readers who enjoy Carole Matthews and Jenny Colgan.

Anna and her husband Matteo are ready to embark a delicious Italian adventure. After a year and a half running their ice cream shop on Brighton beach and raising their baby Isabella, Matteo is starting to miss Italy. A shared passion for ices means it's easy to settle on a new business idea - they'll open a shop in Sorrento's cobbled square, a short walk from the sparkling blue sea. For a while, life is sweet; but then Matteo's overbearing family get involved …
Anna's younger sister Imogen feels like things are finally coming together - she's living with boyfriend Finn in a beach house in Brighton, and her photography is taking off. Then her career stalls, and the lure of Capri - and a man from her past - prove difficult to resist.

'Kept me thoroughly entertained until the very last page' Novelicious
'Sweet, light and romantic' Closer 
'A brilliantly written tale of sisterhood, family ties and love' I Heart Chick Lit
'Written very well ... I couldn't put it down!' 
'A lovely read which left me smiling long after finishing it' Bookworm Ink


Another winner from Abby Clements. I loved the first book and was looking forward to the sequel. It continues the stories of sisters Imogen and Anna and their other halves Finn and Matteo.
It takes place on the South coast of England and the Amalfi coast of Italy. I enjoyed the challenges that Anna and Imo faced. Anna and Matteo's mother were admirable foes but I really sympathised with Anna trying to cope with an Italian Mamma! Imo, on the other hand, was feeling increasingly trapped. She loses out on an Amazon photography trip and realises that Finn is increasingly committed to her. This sends her into a panic and she flees the situation.
All was not resolved until right at the end, which kept me on tenterhooks!
The style is lovely and Abby's books are very easy to read, Highly recommended!

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